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Text of To amend title 13, United States Code, to provide that decennial census questionnaires be limited to the basic questions needed ...

...basic questions needed to allow for an enumeration of the population, as required by the Constitution of the United States.

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 4291 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4291

To amend title 13, United States Code, to provide that decennial census questionnaires be limited to the basic questions needed to allow for an enumeration of the population, as required by the Constitution of the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2000

Mr. CAMPBELL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


A BILL

To amend title 13, United States Code, to provide that decennial census questionnaires be limited to the basic questions needed to allow for an enumeration of the population, as required by the Constitution of the United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. LIMITATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Subsection (a) of section 141 of title 13, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘(a)’ and inserting ‘(a)(1)’;

      (2) by striking the last sentence; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(2)(A) In connection with any such census, the Secretary is authorized to request no information apart from that needed to allow for an enumeration of the population, as required by the Constitution of the United States.

    ‘(B) For purposes of this subsection, the only questions needed to allow for such an enumeration are those asking for an individual’s name or the number of individuals in the household.’.

    (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Subsection (f) of section 141 of title 13, United States Code, is repealed.

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to decennial censuses taken in 2010 and thereafter.